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At AkkenCloud, our mission is to provide technology that will simplify running a staffing and recruiting agency.
David Barthel is a staffing, services and technology veteran. He spent 27 years with the Allegis family of companies in multiple roles. At Allegis Global Solutions, he led the Business Development and Marketing teams through unprecedented global growth.
He also successfully scaled an HR Technology start up before joining Akken. His staffing and technology background are a welcome addition to our leadership team. Dave studied Business Administration at Central Michigan University and lives in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mi with his wife and two children.

David Barthel

Vice President, Sales

Giridhar Akkineni

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect

Giridhar Akkineni is both a staffing industry entrepreneur and veteran. Before founding AkkenCloud in 2002, Akkineni owned interWorldnet, an IT staffing firm based in Connecticut. Prior to interWorldnet, Akkineni owned businesses in the information technology, transport, manufacturing, and retail industries.
As the Chief Architect of the AkkenCloud platform, he has been relentless in his pursuit of innovation, building the staffing and recruiting industry’s only true all in one, enterprise SaaS system. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. He lives in Nashua, NH with his wife and two children and is an avid fan of Formula 1 Racing.
John Duris has a proven track record for bringing together staffing firms and technology solutions for over 10 Years.. His years of working in the staffing industry translate into an understanding of the unique operational pains that staffing firms face.
John’s passion for building relationships compliment his talent for consulting with staffing professionals to bring them technologies and solutions that will alleviate inefficiencies and maximize profit. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH.

John Duris

Director of Enterprise Solutions

Joseph Santangelo

Vice President of Customer Success

Joe Santangelo is the Vice President of Customer Success for AkkenCloud. He has broad experience in the SaaS industry, building successful relationships with client companies like Google, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks. Joe founded, grew, and sold an IT staffing and managed services company that targeted mid-market business, helping them grow by providing technology that directly aligned with company strategy.
Before this, he delivered IT services for a high-tech startup building state-of-the-art IT facilities serving offices domestic and abroad. Joe also brings international experience having responsibilities for a large multinational team reporting directly to him. He holds an MBA from Bentley University – McCallum Graduate School of Business.
Prakash Nagabhanu has more than two decades of experience in software development, information technology, and engineering management. Prakash joined AkkenCloud over ten years ago from Videojet, a Danaher company. As a technology expert, he was responsible for consolidating numerous systems to increase efficiencies of companies and help them to become more profitable.
Prakash manages our US and India based research and development teams. Prakash has a Masters in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He, his wife, daughter and son live in Nashua, NH and can be seen playing cricket whenever he can find the time.

Prakash Nagabhanu

Vice President of Engineering

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